'''Alan Alexander "A. A." Milne''' (; 18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh
and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army
in World War I, and was a captain of the Home Guard (United Kingdom)|British Home Guard
in World War II.